Let’s continue with my most favorite topic; drum sound and this time drum monitoring to be exact. By reading you’ll learn how you can improve the drum recording with a simple drum monitoring tip. Drummer! Avoid this common drum monitoring mistake when recording. This blog post delivers useful insight for both drummers and recording engineers. […]
You are warmly welcome to Astia-studio’s blog. On this page you have all the drum sound related blog posts. By reading these posts you will learn not only to improve the sound but also how solid and tight you play.
In addition you’ll gain knowledge on how to mike the drums, how to improve the sound by hitting the drum right along with many other important factors.
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Does it bother you that your snare is replaced with a sample during mixing? Isn’t your snare cutting through the mix and doesn’t it translate the energy of your hit well enough? This time I want to share with you a tip that I use on every session. Read this post and improve the snare […]
A lot of high-end, clicking sound or a dark thump? When was the last time you compared the bass drum beaters and how they sound? Or have you paid any attention to the difference they make? This small but highly important detail seems to be forgotten by many. Some seem to think that the one […]
Keeping the tempo while playing is something to aim for. At both the rehearsals and live shows a metronome helps to keep the song from swaying rhythmically. Yet, how was it back in the time of classic albums? Let’s talk about the tempo and how it should not be chained. We’ll inspect some of the […]
Lets talk about my most dearest topic; drums and how to record them. Capturing a great drum sound is more challenging compared to other band instruments. Instead of several separate sound sources the drum set is one single instrument. It actually is the only acoustic band instrument along with occasional acoustic guitar and a much […]
As drum recording is one of my most dearest topics, I want to help you improve the sound of your drums. The importance of the drum sound is one of the biggest factors that can either make or break an album. Not many drummers are satisfied with how their drums sound after mixing. All the […]
The Finnish folk metal ambassadors, Ensiferum, first came to me in 2014 to make recording, mixing and mastering for One Man Army album. I had worked, or actually “work” sounds too official so let’s change it to “had a blast” with Petri Lindroos (vocals & guitar) back when he was in Norther. We made three […]
This time I would like to talk about the nemesis of most drummers; metronome. Many bands use it in studio and on live shows. It seems that studio engineers who are willing to record without metronome are almost extinct. What are the benefits and downsides? Should you play to metronome or not? What do you […]
On third part of our first blog post we’ll let the drummers who have had a #fullanalogexperience session at Astia-studio to do the talking. Prepare yourself for the drummer comments. They seem to share similar thoughts about our drum room, what exactly it is that tape captures and about a very important factor; monitoring while […]
Let’s continue where we left on our very first blog post about our most favorite topic; drum sound and how to improve it. #4 Choosing the correct drum When it comes to snare drums, you can never have too many of them for a session. It is always recommended to have at least few to […]